Brian Bidolli, GBRC Executive Director
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Regional Transit Oriented Development
A plan is being created to improve travel options in the region, from bike and walking paths to buses and train connections. By strengthening the region’s transportation network through improvements to transit links between communities, neighborhoods will benefit.
The Regional Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Pilot Program will craft a series of strategies to link commuter rail stations in Bridgeport, Stratford and Fairfield, their surrounding neighborhoods and regional employment centers through a robust and convenient public transit system. MORE INFO >
What is Transit Oriented Development?
The term “transit-oriented development” (TOD) commonly refers to an area of compact, mixed-use development within walking distance of public transportation - between a quarter and half-mile from a transit stop or station. In many ways, transit-oriented development is a return to the neighborhood patterns of the early twentieth century, in which residents were able to walk and use public transportation for their daily activities.
A major focus of TOD is creating access to public transportation for people of all ages, abilities, and incomes. TOD fosters an affordable and convenient lifestyle where housing, jobs, and daily needs are all in close proximity to each other. TOD also helps to increase transit ridership and reduce automobile congestion.